I learned today (Day 2) that I can write absolutely anything my little
heart desires. I got really caught up in a "it's got to be this way"
mode, while I really wanted to write it differently, but now I have
realised I can write it any way I please. If, on February 29th, I hate
the whole lot, I can always edit furiously. The difference is this:
1. From the dates in the parish registers, their first child, Mary, was christened on 13 September 1713.
(and what I wanted to write)
2. Robert Murch left the peaceful church of Ottery St Mary and walked down the steep hill with his wife, Elizabeth, and their first baby, a girl they had named Mary. The day was Wednesday 13th September 1713, and Mary had just been christened.
church = peaceful (I've been there)
hill = steep (I've walked up it)
day = Wednesday (I've checked it in two date calculators)
names/dates = parish registers into my genealogy software